When a Drunk Driver Takes Away Your Livelihood, USClaims Can Keep Your Life MovingAugust 3, 2017
Kelly (not a real person) never imagined she’d be a morning person, but a month into her stint opening the fitness studio for the pre-dawn classes, she had to admit that the routine was growing on her. Leaving her house at 4:30 a.m. so that she could have everything ready for the 5:30 a.m. class, she was almost always the only driver on the road.
Almost always. Unfortunately for Kelly, one of her early mornings was the end of someone else’s night.
She never saw the SUV that broadsided her, knocking her car on its side and out of the intersection entirely. All she remembered from before she lost consciousness was the overwhelming evergreen smell from the boxwood shrub that protruded through her shattered windshield.
The driver was drunk, of course, and the staff of the bar that had served him all night knew it when he grabbed his keys and staggered out into their parking lot. He sat there for more than two hours to “sober up,” but he’d have had to sleep until dinnertime for that; blood tests showed that his BAC was still nearly twice the legal limit when he broadsided Kelly’s sedan.
The crash had cost her the use of her legs. Probably permanently, her doctors said, barring future advances in medicine. Her career in fitness might well be over.
The drunk driver had died in the crash and couldn’t answer for his behavior, but Kelly’s attorney was helping her sue the bar where he’d downed his fatal last call after more than six hours of heavy drinking. The state’s laws clearly held such businesses responsible for preventing obviously inebriated patrons from driving home, and there were multiple witnesses willing to testify to the obvious state of the deceased driver’s inebriation. Kelly had a solid case.
In the meantime, though, she had a very long and growing list of medical bills and other expenses, and no way to afford them. Kelly’s attorney suggested she call USClaims. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a car crash, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.